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dc.contributor.authorLe, Ba Hong
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-21T23:28:20Z
dc.date.available2015-04-21T23:28:20Z
dc.date.issued1978
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/6534
dc.description.abstractStream braiding has always been a poorly-understood subject, which needs thorough investigation before the control of braided rivers by engineering works can be rationalised. The lack of such understanding has resulted in makeshift river-training measures employed in controlling major braided rivers in New Zealand, where the unpredictable behaviour of these rivers has brought serious social and economic effects. The present study has three aims: firstly, to establish a method by which a braided stream can be geometrically described by the use of some parameters devised herein; secondly, to investigate the extent to which a very small braided stream can serve as a model of less rigorous nature of a large braided river since braided channel patterns produced in the laboratory were strikingly similar to those in the natural river; and lastly, to study the sequential development of braiding in a small-scale laboratory stream which was different from developments previously reported in the literature. These aims are served by small-scale laboratory experiments on braided streams running in sand, and by comparing the results of these experiments with field observations of the Rakaia river.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectstream braidingen
dc.subjectbraided riversen
dc.subjectriver-trainingen
dc.subjectNew Zealand riversen
dc.subjectscale modellingen
dc.subjectRakaia riveren
dc.subjectsand riverbeden
dc.subjectstream channelsen
dc.subjectriver channelsen
dc.subjectriver channelisationen
dc.titleA study of stream braidingen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Agricultural Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorDavies, T. R. H.
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
dc.subject.anzsrc050206 Environmental Monitoringen
dc.subject.anzsrc090509 Water Resources Engineeringen
dc.subject.anzsrc040608 Surfacewater Hydrologyen


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